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SO - Sophia

Bath Spa University, Newton Park , Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN

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COVID-19 Information (Bath Spa University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Medical Services, Student Wellbeing Services and a laundrette.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 at the roundabout and take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath. After one mile, at the traffic lights for the A36 turnoff, proceed into the left-hand lane and turn onto Cleveland Place. Drive over Cleveland Bridge and proceed along Bathwick Street. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A36 Sydney Place and continue along the A36 Darlington Street.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A36 Pulteney Road. Continue along the A36 through Widcombe and onto Claverton Street. At the roundabout, and after going under the railway arches, take the second exit onto the A36 Lower Bristol Road. Continue along the A36 Lower Bristol Road and join the dual carriageway (A4);
      Take the second exit at the "Globe Inn" roundabout to join the A39. The campus entrance is immediately on your left;.
    • Staff and students require permits to park on site and each car park is pay and display.
  • By Bus View
    • Regular bus services run to Newton Park, from Bath, Bristol and the wider region.
      The U5 and U6 FirstBus services from Bath city centre run every 10 minutes during term times, and every half hour during off-peak season.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is Bath Spa railway station. The train station is just a short walk to the bus station where you can continue your journey.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for non permit holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 500cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Reception (Student Wellbeing Services)

  • Student Wellbeing Services is located to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Doctors' Surgery

  • The surgery is located at the rear of the building to the left as you enter.
  • The surgery is located in the Student Wellbeing Services and Medical Services area of the building.
  • The surgery is 9m from the main entrance.
  • There is a door to the surgery.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door is 87cm wide.
  • There is a desk in the surgery.
  • The desk is 72cm high.
  • There is an examination couch in the surgery.
  • The couch is 76cm high.
  • There is a sink in the surgery.
  • The sink has lever mixer taps.
  • The sink is 85cm high.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre in the surgery.

Laundrette

  • The launderette is located to the right of the main entrance.
  • The launderette is 6m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the laundrette inside the building.
  • There is a door to the laundrette.
  • The door is single width.
  • The door is automatic and operated by push pad.
  • The door opens away from you.
  • The door is 90cm wide.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre within the launderette.
  • The height of the controls on the washing machines and tumble dryers is 95cm.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located ahead of the main entrance.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located ahead of the main entrance.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead of the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 190cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The gender neutral toilet is located ahead of the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.